So I'm not a huge breakfast kind of person but recently I've seen a lot on Instagram these recipes for easy protein pancakes. Some say "FIVE INGREDIENT PROTEIN PANCAKES" or use words like "SIMPLE" and "EASY" that always catch my attention and after countless boneless skinless chicken breasts and protein shakes of the craziest of flavors, I'm ready to try something else. Don't get me wrong, I love chicken and I can cook it in the most flavorful of ways and there will always be a dear place in my heart for cinnabon protein powder (yes, I graciously gave you the link to purchase it on Amazon and no I am not an endorser of Amazon or Shredz, it's just THAT good.) Anyway... we all need to spread our wings and try new things so here is mine. I found this recipe and already happened to have all the ingredients so that was a win, and I'm pretty sure all of you will more than likely have them too, they are pretty common household staples.
I know you're drooling....
But wipe off the keyboard and scroll down to read the recipe. It is actually super easy and totally worth it. These were amazing!
Banana Chocolate Protein Pancakes
Prep Time: 5 Minutes Yields:8-10Pancakes
The pancakes are light and the batter is on the thinner side but it does not effect the flavor. I added raspberries to mine for some extra added antioxidants to start my day ! You can also double the recipe easily for sharing :)
- 4 Eggs
- 2 Banana
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
- 2 Tblsp of Cocoa Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Add some fruit on top to your liking, and I used honey to dress mine instead of syrup but you just do whatever you'd like. You can have a few more calories in the morning so you have the opportunity of the whole day to burn them off.
- Combine the eggs, bananas, oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, and cinnamon in a blender or food processor. Pulse for a few seconds until every thing is smooth.
- Drop by 1/4 cup onto a hot skillet. Cook the first side until bubbles appear over the top of the pancake. Flip carefully and cook the other side about a minute. Serve hot with powdered sugar, more cocoa powder (that's what I did), fruit, honey, syrup, etc. The possibilities are endless! Makes 8-10 pancakes. Keep leftover pancakes in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds.
** If you don't own a blender or food processor you can just mash everything together with a fork it will just be a bit thicker but still just as yummy.
Also, this recipe is so easy you can swap out the protein flavors and the fruit toppings and have a completely different breakfast. It's extremely easy, including the clean up.
Here are some pictures of my process !
And let me tell you, the pancakes were light enough that you can eat a few of them and not feel uncomfortably full but filling enough that you will stay satisfied for a good portion of the day. I will absolutely be making them again and for friends in the future.
Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments!